Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
Print version ISSN 0100-204X
CORSO, Ivan Carlos; GAZZONI, Décio Luiz and NERY, Manoel Eugenio. Effect of doses and of refuge on the insecticide selectivity to predators and parasitoids of soybean insect pests. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 1999, vol.34, n.9, pp. 1529-1538. ISSN 0100-204X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X1999000900002.
A field experiment was conducted to evaluate seasonal effect of insecticides on predators and parasitoids of soybean insect pests. A randomized block design was used, with three replications, and the experiment was set up in the experimental station of the Embrapa-Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Soja, located at Londrina, PR, Brazil. Treatments consisted of insecticide application to control the velvetbean caterpillar (1/21/1993) or the stink bug complex (3/4/1993). Insect population was sampled through the shock technique, consisting of an application of a broad spectrum insecticide over the plants to be sampled, being the insects collected on cloths placed on the ground, and transferred to the laboratory to be identified and counted. Statistical analysis revealed no differences on the populations of species of predators, diptera or himenoptera as a group. No effects of pest resurgence or secondary pest outbreaks were also observed.
Keywords : non-target effects; biological control; insect pests; pest resurgence.